Italian Sausage & Ricotta Scotcha

SAUSAGESCOTCHAWe have been making scotchas for at least four generations now. A family favorite! A scotcha is a rolled, stuffed pizza, with all kinds of ingredients inside. This Italian Sausage and Ricotta Scotcha is one of many varieties we make. I love making this with spicy Italian sausage but you can use mild. Here is my pizza dough recipe that I used.

The smell of these scotchas baking brings me back to wonderful holidays and special occasions when I was growing up- both at home and at my grandma’s house.

 

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Italian Sausage & Ricotta Scotcha
We have been making Scotchas for at least four generations now. A family favorite! A scotcha is a rolled, stuffed pizza, with all kinds of ingredients inside. This Italian Sausage and Ricotta Scotcha is one of many varieties we make.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Make one batch of pizza dough. There is a link to my pizza dough recipe in the Notes below. Leave the dough to raise for 1-2 hours.
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  2. Preheat oven to 375F. Place the raised dough on a greased surface.
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  3. Roll out the dough fairly thin.
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  4. Spread about 3/4 of the ricotta cheese onto the dough.
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  5. Top with about 3/4 of the sausage, broken apart into small pieces.
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  6. Top with about 3/4 of the parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
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  7. Add about 3/4 of the sliced mozzarella cheese.
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  8. Fold each edge over so that they meet in the middle.
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  9. On one side of the scotcha, layer the ricotta, sausage, parmesan, mozzarella, salt, pepper and garlic powder, the same as above.
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  10. Gently fold the halves together. Seal the dough on each end.
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  11. Grease a baking pan. Very gently lift the scotcha up and place it into a horseshoe shape on the pan. When you lift it up, it will stretch out a little which will make it longer and a little thinner. Once it's on the pan, press it down a little and brush the top with the olive oil.
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  12. Bake for around 45-55 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it sit in the pan for about 10 minutes before serving.
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  13. Slice and serve.
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Recipe Notes

Here is my dough recipe.

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